Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points, Sara Hamson blocked two shots in the last minute and BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga’s seven-game winning streak with a 66-64 victory on Saturday in Spokane, Wash. It’s the second time this season the Cougars beat the Bulldogs by two points. After Hamson’s final block, which came with four seconds left and led to a shot-clock violation, Paisley Johnson was fouled setting a screen on the inbounds play and the 75-percent free-throw shooter made a pair for the win.
Caitlyn Alldredge opened the scoring with a 3-pointer, a sign of things to come for BYU. The Cougars were 6 of 8 from 3-point range in the first quarter in building a 24-13 lead to silence the sellout crowd of 6,000 and finished 10 of 15 in the first half to lead 43-36. Gonzaga was 1 of 2 from 3-point range for the game.
Utah Valley 76, UT Rio Grande Valley 64 • In Edinburg, Texas, Jake Toolson had 17 points as Utah Valley defeated Texas Rio Grande Valley. TJ Washington had 14 points for Utah Valley (17-8, 6-4 Western Athletic Conference). Ben Nakwaasah added 10 points. Richard Harward had 10 points for the visitors.
Lesley Varner II had 15 points for the Vaqueros (15-13, 7-5), whose five-game winning streak was broken. Javon Levi added 14 points. Greg Bowie II had 13 points.
The Wolverines improve to 2-0 against the Vaqueros for the season. Utah Valley defeated Texas Rio Grande Valley 82-61 on Jan. 17. Utah Valley faces Chicago State at home on Thursday. Texas Rio Grande Valley plays Wayland Baptist at home on Tuesday.
Weber State 94, Montana State 82 • In Ogden, Jerrick Harding had 28 points for Weber State. Caleb Nero had 19 points for the Wildcats (16-10, 10-5 Big Sky Conference). Cody John added 18 points. Brekkott Chapman had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the home team.
Tyler Hall had 25 points for the Bobcats (12-13, 9-6), whose four-game winning streak came to an end. Harald Frey added 25 points. Keljin Blevins had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Missouri State 6, Utah 2 • In San Marcos, Texas, Erick Migueles, Rykker Tom and Chase Fernlund each had two hits for Utah, and Migueles also had an RBI, but the Utes fell to 0-2 on the season.
Northwestern 3-2, BYU 2-11 • In Mesa, Ariz., the Cougars were edged by the Wildcats in the opener, but bounced back with a rout in Game 2 to split the doubleheader and win the season-opening series. In the second game, DJ McNew went 3 for 5 with four RBIs in his BYU debut.
Ohio State 10, Utah 2; No. 6 Tennessee 10, Utah 1 • In Clearwater, Fla., the Utes lost their first game of the day to the Buckeyes, who scored four runs off Utah starter Hailey Hilburn in the first inning and cruised to the victory. Hilburn had two hits and an RBI to lead Utah at the plate. In the second game, the Volunteers scored six runs off Utah (4-5) starter Claire Feldman in the first two innings and cruised to the win.
BYU 19, UTEP 4; BYU 11, Fordham 3 • In Henderson, Nev., the Cougars clubbed seven home runs on the day, including three by Rylee Jensen, and notched a pair of victories. Olivia Sanchez hit two home runs against UTEP, including a grand slam.
Hofstra 14, Utah 10 • In Hempstead, N.Y., Josh Stout led Utah with five goals, and the Utes led 6-5 briefly in the second quarter before losing in their first road game of their inaugural NCAA season. Utah fell to 1-2.